OUR PRACTITIONERS

Kirstin Lindquist, L.Ac.

I assist people in shedding obstructions and old patterns so that they may bring more of who they are, their true nature, into the world. I do this through the time-tested tools of Chinese Medicine with my acupuncture patients and qigong students, and by creating a healthy, supportive work environment for Energy Matters staff.

I practice relational medicine. Within the context of the clinical setting, I feel the greatest gift I give to my patients is the gift of presence. The honor of being a witness and guide through their healing process is the gift I receive.

I was fortunate that I found my path relatively early in life. At 53, I am 25 years into my journey with Chinese Medicine and patient care. I am also fortunate to have chosen a profession that will keep me engaged and challenged for at least another 25 years. With thousands of years of history to the medicine, and the uniqueness of each patient, I will never be without more to learn.

Currently, I accept new patients whose primary struggles are with metabolic risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low HDLs, and high waist to hip ratio. If you would like to explore effective, natural options for these issues, I would love to work with you.

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

~Antoine Saint de Exupery, The Little Prince

SPECIALIZATION
& PRIMARY POSITIONS

Diabetes, Cardiovascular Wellness
Owner, Clinic Manager, Qigong Manager

LICENSE & EDUCATION

California Acupuncture License #4661
M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993
Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences
B.A. in Political Science, 1985
Stanford University

HOURS

Mondays 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Articles & Blog Posts by Kirstin

Warm Weather Cold Lentil Salad

I love lentils: delicious, versatile, nutritious and economical. Green, brown, red, yellow, black beluga, french – rarely a week goes by that I don’t make a big pot of lentil soup, or, in the summer, a lentil salad.

Did you … Continued

Shared Silence

A few months ago, my spouse and I broke free of our Netflix addiction and rediscovered the power of shared silence.

Maybe you know the seduction of Netflix. You come home after a long day and feel the need to … Continued

Wonder More, Google Less

Conversation before smart phones:
“I wonder what the population of Iceland is?” “Dunno. I don’t even know what the population of Oakland is. I’m pretty bad with those kind of numbers. Why are you wondering about the population of Iceland, … Continued

Lethal Weapons

Every day I come to work, I park off-lot, which means I cross Piedmont Avenue at least twice a day. Lately I have been playing a “game” each time I stand in the crosswalk: “How many cars will pass by … Continued

Modern Solitude

Solitude is an increasing rare commodity; this is not good for your mind, body or soul. Being the only person at home doesn’t mean you are experiencing solitude. (And loneliness is not that same as solitude.)

Mindful solitude is about … Continued

Shout Outs

FOR KIRSTIN

 

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I’m 62, overweight, with arthritis severe enough to have required knee replacements in my 50s. So I need low-impact ways of maintaining strength and flexibility. and Kirstin’s qigong class is just a great workout for me. I have less pain … Continued

I started seeing Kirstin Lindquist for acupuncture treatments some years ago when she worked in a lovely alternative resource center in Emeryville in walking distance from where I live. From the beginning, I have experienced her to be a ‘no … Continued

Hello Kirstin and Angela,

Just a note to say thank you so much for this great program. I went all 21 days – and of course, I’m sure you’ve heard this before – it has changed my life. Thank … Continued

I’ve been seeing Kirsten for PMS acupuncture treatments and after just a couple of treatments began to feel much more even, less cramps and less moodiness.

Most recently I was coming off a long long course of  steroids and was … Continued

Originally, I started going to Energy Matters to help me with night sweats, hot flashes and a real lack of energy. A friend had suggested acupuncture and Energy Matters. It didn’t take long after my first few acupuncture treatments with … Continued

Kirstin is an amazing teacher.  Three of my friends have worked with her now and I’m glad to be the fourth. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience the real deal!

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Energy Matters is becoming a very important part of my life, as I attend qi gong classes there and make use of high-level acupuncture care to improve my relationship with my body (and all of nature).  Kristin has helped me Continued

Acupuncture is a miracle.  I was referred to Kirsten several years ago by a friend who told me, “I’ve never felt better than I have lying on a Kirsten’s table once a week.”  It is true!  My anxiety is better.  Continued

Kirstin & Angela,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You have inspired & taught me to eat healthier and in a new way. The gifts of my life and good fortune just keep coming from Energy Matters: … Continued

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